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Graduate Rate 78.25%
Male 75.99%
Female 79.70%
Transfer-Out Rate 5.75%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
83% / 45%

District Of Columbia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of District Of Columbia colleges is 78.25% - 6,753 students out of 8,630 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,561 male and 4,192 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
District Of Columbia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total8,6306,75378.25%
Male3,3702,56175.99%
Female5,2604,19279.70%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 6,090 students completed their degree in 4 years and 535 finished in 5 years at District Of Columbia colleges. Additional 128 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
District Of Columbia Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less70.57% 67.06% 72.81%
5 Year76.77% 74.01% 78.54%
6 Year78.25% 75.99% 79.70%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. The average retention rate of District Of Columbia colleges is 80.50% for full-time students and 43.63% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 80.50%43.63%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at District Of Columbia colleges is 5.75%. The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing students who have transferred out of other institution into total number of students (candidates) within 150% normal time.
Transfer-Out Rates
District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4968,630 5.75%
Male 1543,370 4.57%
Female 3425,260 6.50%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates